By II John M. Scheb, John M. Scheb

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Congress never adopted the common law, as there was no need for it to do so. The national government’s responsibility in the criminal justice area has always been more limited than that of the states. Unlike the state legislatures, Congress does not possess police power, which is the broad authority to enact prohibitions to protect public order, safety, decency, welfare, etc. Yet Congress does possess authority to enact criminal statutes that relate to Congress’s particular legislative powers and responsibilities.

Many so-called victimless crimes, such as gambling or possession of marijuana, are generally not regarded as offensive to universal principles of morality. Rather, they are wrong simply because the law declares them wrong. In the case of mala prohibita offenses, society has made a collective judgment that certain conduct, although not contrary to universal moral principles, is nevertheless incompatible with the public good. Development of Law in the Western World The general consensus is that law developed in Western civilization as leaders began formalizing and enforcing customs that had evolved among their peoples.

The Court found that the law exceeded Congress’s authority to enact legislation regulating interstate commerce. The Court’s decision in Morrison reinforced the traditional notion that Congressional authority to enact criminal law is much more limited than that of the states. … We accordingly reject the argument that Congress may regulate noneconomic, violent criminal conduct based solely on that conduct’s aggregate effect on interstate commerce. … In recognizing this fact we preserve one of the few principles that has been consistent since the [Commerce] Clause was adopted.

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